Kimberley’s Darin Welch needs your vote in Searchlight contest

CBC looking for Canadian talent in contest that brought Good Ol Goats to fame

Darin Welch

Darin Welch

CBC’s Searchlight contest, which scours Canada far and wide for new voices, is underway again. East Kootenay residents will remember Cranbrook’s Good ‘Ol Goats placed second in the competition in 2013.

The first round of voting is open and ongoing until April 20 and there is a Kimberley entrant this year.

Darin Welch is a singer/songwriter, dad and active member of Kimberley’s music community.

His Searchlight submission is House on the Hill, which was written, produced and recorded by Darin at Kimberley’s Driftwood Studio.

“With support of other musicians (Lindsay Cuff (Fiddle/Vocals)) and Nicolas Van Essen (Videographer), we were able to pull off the submission in two weeks,” he said. “The song itself is about our inability to transition out of the familiar.  Something we all face in a place we call home.”

You can view House on the Hill at